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6:28 PM ET UFC flyweight Rachael Ostovich has filed for a temporary restraining order against her husband Arnold Berdon following a recent alleged altercation in Hawaii. Ostovich, 27, was hospitalized with a broken orbital bone following an attack last weekend, her manager Brian Butler-Au told ESPN earlier this week. According to court records, Ostovich filed
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6:48 PM ET UFC flyweight Rachael Ostovich was granted a temporary restraining order against her husband, Arnold Berdon, following a recent alleged altercation in Hawaii. Ostovich, 27, was hospitalized with a broken orbital bone following an attack last weekend, her manager, Brian Butler-Au, told ESPN earlier this week. According to court records, Ostovich filed for
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8:44 PM ET Bellator MMA’s middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi will defend his 185-pound title against Rafael Lovato Jr. on Jan. 26 in Inglewood, California, the promotion announced on Monday. Mousasi (45-6-2) is coming off a terrific performance in September, knocking out welterweight champion Rory MacDonald in the second round of a champion vs. champion title
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7:11 PM ET Jeff WagenheimESPN The first time an MMA event exceeded a million pay-per-view buys was in 2006, when UFC 66 reached 1.050 million homes. The headlining fight that night in Las Vegas was Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz II, a rematch of a fiery bout from two years earlier that had done barely
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11:31 AM ET UFC fighter Rachael Ostovich suffered a broken orbital bone after being attacked, her manager, Brian Butler-Au, confirmed to ESPN on Monday morning. Ostovich was taken to a hospital in Hawaii for treatment and has recently been released. The news was first reported by TMZ. Rachael Ostovich was attacked, putting her next match
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1:41 AM ET The UFC held its first event in the country of Argentina on Saturday, and the crowd went home happy — courtesy of Santiago Ponzinibbio. Fighting out of La Plata, Argentina, Ponzinibbio (27-3) knocked out Neil Magny (21-7) with a vicious right hand to the chin at 2:36 of the fourth round. The
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7:19 PM ET UFC welterweight Nick Diaz will return to competition on March 2 in Las Vegas, according to UFC president Dana White. Diaz (26-9) has agreed to face Jorge Masvidal (32-13) in a welterweight contest at UFC 235 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Additional sources told ESPN that contracts for the bout are
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9:37 AM ET When Yair Rodriguez knocked out Chan Sung Jung in the final seconds of UFC Fight Night: Denver this past weekend, the MMA world exploded. Rodriguez’s elbow landed squarely with Jung’s chin, sending him straight to the mat. It was the end of an epic back-and-forth battle that headlined the UFC’s 25th anniversary
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6:23 PM ET Jeff WagenheimESPN UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo and bantamweight titlist TJ Dillashaw, who meet in a Jan. 26 superfight for Cejudo’s belt, both acknowledged on Monday that their clash likely will mark the end of the 125-pound weight class in the UFC. “They paid me a f— ton of money to kill
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12:35 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show is back on Monday with another star-studded edition. The show, aired live on Twitter, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first UFC event with an appearance by the fight promotion’s first champion, and also will feature two reigning champions as
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2:03 AM ET DENVER — Saturday’s UFC Fight Night was meant to be a celebration of how far the sport has come in the past 25 years. And the main event lived up to its billing. In perhaps one of the most spectacular knockouts in UFC history, featherweight Yair Rodriguez (11-2) devastated Chan Sung Jung
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1:15 AM ET UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw will move down in weight to challenge flyweight champion Henry Cejudo at UFC 233 on Jan. 26, according to multiple sources. The 125-pound title fight will take place inside Anaheim’s Honda Center. UFC is adding a women’s flyweight fight — Joanne Calderwood against Ariana Lipski — to
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